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Fall and Spring Inspection at Calderon Automotive Repair Services

Good vehicle care for us Orlando residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different weights of oil for summer and winter. But today's engines can run on the same oil all year. Both the engines and the oils have been improved.Antifreeze—or coolant as it's also called—protects the engine from both freezing and hot temperatures and thus is required by the engine year-round. Modern coolants don't have to be changed as often as they did in the past, but your owner's manual has a recommendation for when it should be replaced to extend cooling system life.Getting a spring and fall checkup at Calderon Automotive Repair Services in Orlando for your vehicle is still good auto advice.First of all, there is a lot of preventive auto maintenance ... read more

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Maintenance

Cabin Air Filter From Calderon Automotive Repair Services

Here is a questions for Orlando drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.Now not all vehicles in the Orlando area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in FL. About 40 percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for Orlando. Your car can be a haven during FL allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin air filter eventually gets clog ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Training Received by Technicians in Orlando, FL

When your vehicle breaks down in the Orlando, FL, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking into some of the training our Orlando, FL, technicians receive, and we're very impressed. It's amazing how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern vehicle. So it's not like when your uncle worked on his hot rod over the weekend.Today there are four-cylinder engines around Orlando that make more power than the V-8's in luxury cars did 20 years ago. A new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/97 kph.Our engines are more and more powerful. And they're so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the benefits come to Orlando drivers at the price of simplicity. Modern cars are so much more complex from a mechan ... read more

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Maintenance

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Calderon Automotive Repair Services Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Orlando drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carpet carries the hidden reward of prolonging its life, maintaining our vehicles incurs a hidden reward that becomes noticeable at Orlando gas stations.When it comes to reduced fuel economy, there are two culprits: increased friction and inefficient fuel combustion. That means that anything Orlando drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something. So if we can reduce ... read more

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Fuel Economy

Calderon Automotive Repair Services Alternator Replacement Service in Orlando

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Orlando is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at Calderon Automotive Repair Services to learn more. Calderon Automotive Repair Services1468 N. Goldenrod RoadOrlando, FL 32807407-265-2277http://www. calderonauto.com

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Battery

Let Calderon Automotive Repair Services Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Orlando area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Orlando, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Orlando drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good vehicle care at professional automotive service centers like Calderon Automotive Repair Services in Orlando is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle.Too often, Orlando vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allowing routine vehicle maintenanc ... read more

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Orlando automotive service centers including Calderon Automotive Repair Services have procedural standards for each service they perform. Calderon Automotive Repair Services technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, FL service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and Orlando customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The FL automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual FL service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they servi ... read more

Calderon Automotive Repair Services Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in FL. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Orlando residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Orlando residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that are often overlooked by vehicle owners in the Orlando area. They are not presented in any particular order.1. Calderon Automotive Repair Services Power Steering Service. Moisture gradually builds up in your power steering fluid, which can lead to corrosion in your steering system. The fluid also gets dirty, which can gum up your steering system. The fluid needs to be replaced periodically.2. Calderon Automotive Repair Services Wheel Alignment. Wheels that ar ... read more

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Orlando drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your engine, it produces waste gases that are mostly vented out through your exhaust system. But some of these gases push their way past the pistons and into the crankcase. There, these gases can mix with motor oil to produce oil sludge, which can damage vehicle engine parts through corrosion and by clogging engine passages. Orlando vehicle owners should be advised that if the engine is running at high speeds, these gases can also cause pressure inside the crankcase to build up. This pressure, in turn, ca ... read more

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Exhaust

Coolant Service at Calderon Automotive Repair Services

Orlando residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of FL temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Orlando, FL, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Orlando. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Calderon Automotive Repair Services will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the mos ... read more

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Cooling System
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